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Heather LeAnne White (nee Foley)  

Heather LeAnne White
(nee Foley)

March 13, 1973 – April 11, 2014

On Friday, April 11th Heather lost her battle with cancer at her residence in Newark, DE. She left this life peacefully surrounded by her loving husband, family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, William M. White; parents, Cheryl and Donald Starker of New Castle; sisters, Brandi Kendrick of Mississippi and Michelle Falco of New Castle; godson, Teigan P. Norris, whom she loved dearly; in-laws, Danny and Thelma Lathem of Laurel; brother-in-law, John R. White of Newark; nephew, Matthew Few; and niece, Candace Kendrick. Heather was preceded in death by her brother, Jason Foley.

Heather enjoyed fishing, entertaining, computer games, candle making and her English Mastiffs. She was a board certified optician and enjoyed her employment and employees as a district manager for National Vision in Grand Rapids, MI. She returned home to Delaware in the end stages of her illness to be with her family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720 or the SPCA, 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Lynn Elliott, April 13, 2014

    Your beautiful smile is shining down on us. God has other plans for you, we’ll miss until we see you again in heaven.

  2. Amy McDine, April 13, 2014

    I am going to miss Heather terribly. I am fortunate to have called her my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her friends and family.

  3. Mark Zanzoth, April 14, 2014

    Love You Heather

  4. Jill, April 14, 2014

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. So, I look for ways to comfort others. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones.

  5. Teresa Murray, April 14, 2014

    Heather will be deeply missed. She was a true inspiration to all and a truly beautiful person inside and out.. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  6. Ken "Rebel" Ramirez, April 14, 2014

    Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not heal the hurt you and your family are feeling now. God needed an angel, I am sorry he chose to take yours.

  7. Shellye Andrus, April 15, 2014

    To the friends and family of Heather,

    Just as God knows the name of each star(Psalms 147:4) he knows what we are going through and comforts us during difficult times such as these.(James 4:8) He will soon “swallow death forever”(Isaiah 25:8) and “those in memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) Jehovah God promises to resurrect or bring our loved ones back to life here on earth. God is all powerful and “cannot lie”(Titus 1:2) He will do all that he promises and we will be able to enjoy all his blessings. You may learn more at, may knowing more about his loving kindness help you during this difficult time.

    Shellye and Darren Andrus.

  8. Mark Legutko, April 16, 2014

    You will be miss, Heather. You were nicest and sweetest person I knew. Truly, a beautiful person. Rest in Peace.

  9. Jean Holdsworth, April 17, 2014

    You are an angel loaned to us for a short time. The greatest friend my cousin Bill could ever enjoy. The perfect friendship is so sought after and desired by many and found by few. Go rest in peace my darling, you are loved here for the rest of our days and the joy begins when we will see you once more. We will miss you all the days we have left. Thank you, beautiful and loving Lady. Til we meet again.

  10. Steven Pagano, April 17, 2014

    Heather, You will always be in our hearts and memories.

    Love you Heather.

    Steve and Amber.

  11. Alice Domine, April 19, 2014

    I worked with Heather for only the last couple of years, but she made a lasting impression on me. She had such a good, kind heart and I love how she could keep her sense of humor even under stressful situations. It broke my heart seeing her in so much pain…
    I’ll continue to pray for her husband and family, I know this is not an easy time for you. Rest in peace Heather my friend. You will be missed by many. ~~~ Alice Domine

  12. Natatsha, July 16, 2014

    Heather you will be missed. Thank you for pushing me when I couldn’t push myself, it’s because of you that I found my place in the optical world. You will always be remember for your kind heart and big smile.


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